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Finding investment advice is a lot like finding gum on a sidewalk – there’s some around every corner.
What sets our 10 Best Blogs for Investors apart is their high standard for content that is both functional and topical.
Bragging Rights: a frequent media contributor
Joshua Brown is the Reformed Broker, a New York City-based financial adviser left to help people invest and manage portfolios better. His blog draws on the experiences and strategies in his book “Backstage Wall Street,” offering an insider’s view of the markets. He regularly promotes transparency in the financial advisory industry.
Social Clout: 69,200+ followers
Bragging Rights: save time. make money
Wall Street Cheat Sheet is a great investing destination, a tightly managed news source and a helpful community center all in one. Their many contributors cover the full spectrum of investing wisely. Entries like “What’s Your Game Plan for the Stock Market?” point to specific strategies for a true long-term plan.
Social Clout: 36,147+ likes, 22,900+ followers
Bragging Rights: finance and economics at the ready
Named by Time.com as one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs, Calculated Risk Blog has been praised by everyone from Paul Krugman to Business Week. Calculated Risk is the blog of retired businessman Bill McBride. His thoughtful analysis is highly sought because it’s clear with no nonsense along the way – much like his site.
Social Clout: 32,700+ followers
Bragging Rights: from the author of “The Reactionary Mind”
Corey Robin is a political science teacher at Brooklyn College whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s and the London Review of Books. At his site, Robin provides clear interpretation of how world events help shape the markets. One section offers help with understanding the ins and outs of other economies.
Social Clout: 7,812+ followers
Bragging Rights: applying common sense to the markets
Financial Sense specializes in market perspectives, editorials and unique resources for investors of all stripes. Money manager Jim Puplava interviews some of today’s top financial thinkers, offering marketplace know-how on all forms of investing. There’s also an archive of video links on their YouTube channel.
Social Clout: 2,034+ followers, 1,339+ likes
Bragging Rights: the market-moving insight everyone missed
Investment Watch offers the type of market news that everyone else has seemed to pass over. The site is a blend of both careful market watching and getting a better grasp on the factors that really move numbers. Detailed coverage of the day’s movers and shakers are featured, including in-depth interviews with those closest to the action.
Social Clout: 1,912+ followers, 1,015+ likes
Bragging Rights: making smart people richer
P.V. Subramanyam is an accountant and financial trainer who enthusiastically encourages simple ideas and basic discipline to his readers. Subramoney is served well by his 20+ years “in the trenches” – from equity brokering to mutual fund advisement. A skilled trainer and communicator, his message and style come alive at this great blog.
Social Clout: 1,664+ followers
Bragging Rights: turning principles into profits
Founded in 1999, Investment U was one of the first independent, free financial education websites out there. Providing cutting-edge research and strategic financial advice for all levels of investors, their team has accumulated decades of experience working in a variety of financial markets.
Social Clout: 1,582+ followers, 1,806+ likes
Bragging Rights: more than 450 contributors
iStockAnalyst, which launched in 2006, has since grown into a trusted resource by market advisers and investors alike, providing great tools to help readers understand the really important decisions. Their site is a vast virtual community of financial bloggers, investment advisers and money managers coming together for an in-depth look at today’s market.
Social Clout: 1,562+ likes, 1,190+ followers
Bragging Rights: actionable ideas
Ron Rowland is the founder of Invest With An Edge. He’s the CIO of a major asset management company who is regularly quoted in the financial media. Known as a “go-to guy” for sector rotation insight, investment strategies and mutual funds, Ron brings his alpha investing approach to his writing.
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